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Cave Name:   Cocklebiddy Cave
Reference:   6N-48
Cave Area:   Nullarbor
Description:   Considered the Everest of Australian cave diving. Large doline leads to a substantial muddy lake. The first sump terminates in a steep rockpile after approximately 1km underwater. The second sump continues past the rockpile for 2.5km and terminates in a large dry chamber "Toad Hall". The final sump has been been dived to over 1.9km where the cave passage reduces from a large cavernous cross section to a small conduit where side-mount and then no-mount cylinder configuration is needed. See history page below for more information.
Owner/Manager:   Depatment of Environment and Conservation (WA)
Access:   Contact District Manager
Department of Environment and Conservation
PO Box 234
Esperance WA 6450
P 08 9083 2100
F 08 9071 3657
Further Information:   Images and Video
Cocklebiddy Cave Diving History
Toad Hall Divers Slate
Cocklebiddy Sump 3 Divers
  Last updated 26th September, 2012
 

By Joseph Emmanuel

Ever wondered what it's like to dive to 100 meters, to be waiting alone in the dark, your only way back to safety a thin nylon line snaking away from you, up and up and up into the darkness and down and down and down into the blackness. Not a sound but your own breathing.



 

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